Ben Ruiz, who is one half of Team Colorblind, has taken to the NA PlayStation Blog to announce their very interesting title, Aztez.
With a very unique art style and mixing fighting with a strategy game, the title is an incredibly violent tale where you are responsible for expanding and growing the ancient Aztec empire. Ben told the PS Blog that the game has many different influences, citing a mix of Alien vs Predator, Bayonetta and Devil May Cry as the inspiration for the combat side of the game, and mixes it up with strategic elements borrowed from Risk.
The official site has more information, stating:
In Aztez, you are responsible for expanding and maintaining the Aztec empire with turn-based strategy gameplay, and managing violent outbreaks with real-time beat ’em up gameplay segments. But your actions in one gameplay type directly affect the other! A game of Aztez doesn’t take to long to play, but it is designed to be hugely replayable, as every game of exciting empire management is different from the last; different events will occur, different challenges will emerge, and different spoils will be taken every time you play. Inspired by the timeless surprise gameplay of Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space and the deeply and expressive action gameplay of Bayonetta, Aztez is like no other game you’ve ever played. Key features:
- 4+ complete weapon sets: the spear, the club, the ritual knife, the legendary obsidian sword, and more.
- Finely tuned array of enemies based on the Aztec archetypes: the Eagle warriors, the Jaguar warriors, the Noble warriors, the combat Priests, and more.
- Customizable avatar; beat the gear off of your enemies and wear it!
- 30+ combat environments based on real Aztec cities.
Interested? We don’t have a release date yet, but Team Colorblind have defintely created something interesting, and we cannot wait to find out more. Why don’t you watch their trailer and let us know what you think in the comments?